Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE
The UFC handed out its usual three bonus awards to fighters coming out of the UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" event last night (Sat., Nov. 1072012) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and all three were more than deserving.
UFC 154: "St. Pierre vs. Condit" from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $70,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 24 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's headed home with a second sack of simoleons.
"Knockout of the Night" is certainly no big shocker, as Johny Hendricks lined his pockets with cash via the unbelievably powerful left hand he unleashed on Martin Kampmann's skull. It took him only 46 seconds to get the finish, too, which undoubtedly helped his cause.
It also may have been because his win was the only knockout on the card. Yeah, it could have been that too.
There were only two tapouts on the card, so "Submission of the Night" went to the one UFC President Dana White was more impressed by, which was Ivan Menjivar's armbar finish of the debuting Azamat Gashimov.
Sorry, Cyrille Diabate!
Finally, Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit were awarded "Fight of the Night" for their thrilling, back-and-forth war of attrition that saw the welterweight king successfully return to action after 19 months away with a unanimous decision victory. This one was really fulfilling, though, because he survived a scare in the middle of the bout and came storming back to win in his usual dominant fashion.
He was tested. And he passed with flying colors.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 154:
Submission of the Night -- Ivan Menjivar
Knockout of the Night -- Johny Hendricks
Fight of the Night -- Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit
Again, each fighter received $70,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage from the entire UFC 154 fight card click here.